Sunday, February 04, 2007

Counting the Blues

Calico Cat got me curious, so I went and counted as I shuffled the stacks and started ironing - I have a grand total of 66 different blue fabrics. This has really been a stashbuster for me. I'm almost out of blue fat quarters now. Each FQ made a nice combo of hsts and matching wedges for the kaleidoscope blocks or, if it had stripes, and I didn't think it'd look good as a wedge, then I got 36 hsts out of it.

I also had a whole bunch of precut 4 inch squares I bought on eBay for a dirt cheap price. They make PERFECT 3½ inch hsts. I sorted out the royals and navys and turquoises and periwinkles and used about 50 of those. SO nice to have them pre-cut, so nice to get them out of the stash. :)

There's only about 14 beiges and tans and creams. I didn't get any of them off eBay.

6 comments:

Patti said...

There are a LOT of blues in my stash also - I think four stacking baskets of them. And that doesn't count the fat quarters. I've made several blue quilts, and it doesn't seem to have made a dent.

I love the new heading on your blog!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

My stash is mostly blues too! I am working with them and my stash still does not look any smaller.

dot said...

Blue is one of the major colors in my stash also. I don't know why, I keep buying that color. I should say kept buying. I made it through Jan with no fabric purchases.

Sweet P said...

You had a lot of blues in your stash. I know I don't have as many blues as you do (or is it did have?). 576 HSTs is a lot of HSTs. Sorry I couldn't come over and help iron them. Did you get them ironed yet?

YankeeQuilter said...

It would be hard for me to count my blues since they are in so many differnt stashes around the house...better to hide them from DH that way! Your stacks of HST are so organized...congrats.

The Calico Cat said...

Isn't it amazing, I bet if you had guessed, you would not have come anywhere close to 66!

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